100 day celebration held

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy celebrated their 100th day of school last Thursday. The celebration coincided with a project in which each primary classroom of 3- to 6-year-olds collected 100 items of nonperishable food to donate to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

St. Thomas geography bee champion proves skill in geography

Would you be able to identify British Columbia’s largest city, which hosted the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship game? Would you be able to name the states that are home to Yellowstone National Park?

Unit 4 seeking school board member

The Unit 4 school board is currently accepting applications for a vacant member position. The candidate filling the vacancy will serve as a member of the school board through April 2017. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must:
• Be at least 18 years old as of the date of submission of the application.

Montessori school collecting for food bank

The Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana is collecting food to coincide with its “100 Days of School” celebration.

Officials approve tax levy

School officials approved a $6.94 million tax levy for the upcoming year on Wednesday.
The levy, the amount the school asks for, will be about 5 percent higher than the current $6.6 million extension, the amount the district actually receives. Larson said the extension is more likely to be around a 1- to 1.5-percent increase.

Report cards may be more in-depth

If all goes according to plan, Unity elementary school students could be bringing home more comprehensive report cards next year.
Administrators brought the idea of more standards-based report cards to the Unit 7 school board at its meeting last Tuesday.

Free dyslexia workshop on resiliency slated for Oct. 27

“The Role of Resiliency in Dealing with Dyslexia,” a free workshop, is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 200 W. Green St., Urbana.

Oct. 21 Unit 7 school board meeting agenda

Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
UJHS Media Center, Tolono
7:00 p.m.
1.  Call to Order
2.  Roll Call

3.  Pledge of Allegiance

4.  Adopt Agenda for regular meeting
5. Consent Agenda Items:

Carrie Busey students sample school garden sweet potatoes

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Champaign Unit 4 school district schools celebrated National School Lunch Week from Oct. 12 through 16. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot,” was all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.

Unity West holds ag safety days

Unity West Elementary School had a Progressive Agriculture Safety Days on Sept. 18.
Carle’s Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety and its partners scheduled the event to help mark National Farm Safety and Health Week, which was Sept. 20 through 26.

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